Baby, Scrapbooking

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One of my last layouts created at Archiver’s in their crop room (sigh…I will miss them!)… A friend’s birth announcement for their third child.

Scattered clear sequins (may be hard to see,but look close, they’re there!) with pink and clear bling in a diagonal, leading the eye from the bottom right, from title to photo. Used SNAP! cards, a fun kraft envelope, an acetate monogram, floss and ribbon, and felt hearts for layering. TFL!

Baby, Baby Baby, Kids, Multiphoto, Scrapbooking

LO: Cozy In Your Little Nest

Again, NOT trying to say anything! These are Amy B’s ultrasound pics. :-) (And as an aside–whoa, nelly, we have a deck? I haven’t seen it all dry and not covered in snow for awhile…)

This was another layout for the same scraplift challenge I mentioned in my previous layout post, but in an earlier month. I can’t take credit for the title–a peep came up with it, and I thought it was great… (Get it, because of our last name? And then I used the bird house and feathers…? I’m nothing if not punny! ;-) )

Used a Hambly 12×12 acetate sheet for the background, then spattered neon acrylic paints across the backside. Floated a 10×10 square asymmetrically on the background, and added neon feathers and sequins. (Hey, neon was a fleeting re-tread trend, had to get in probably the ONLY layout I’ll do with it.) Probably should have found a way to get the HA neon inks for the stamping and title, but oh, well.

Everyday, Multiphoto, Scrapbooking

LO: Snowmageddon

I’m kind of secretly hoping we get a little bit of this this weekend.

I’m ready to be snowed in.  To be able to hole up at home, all four of us, and just be together, with no agendas or schedules or playdates or work.  This picture is about four years old–it was before we were parents, and it was just a crazy winter of foot-high snowstorm on top of foot-high snowstorm on top of another foot-high snowstorm.

I did this LO for a scraplift challenge–I scraplifted another board member, and she had scraplifted someone before that, and someone scraplifted mine, too–it all traveled in a big chain, and was all kept secret until the end of the month.  Then the challenge moderator posted the beginning layout, and every subsequent layout.  It is fascinating to watch what people chose to focus on in the design–what people kept, what they discarded, what came back into the design, even though they had no way of knowing it had been used previously, etc.

Used Crate Paper’s DIY Shop 6×6 paper pad.  Fussycut the ruler and bunting.  Added a bit of washi, sequins, bling, and distressing with my scissors. Still using up my HS ancient chipboard letters, which I love and will sorely miss when they are gone.  Just a nice, clean look to that font.  Jazzed up the the title a bit by substituting some Queen & Co. polkadotties for the Os and a big fat acetate snowflake for the first one in ‘snow.’  Cut down a photo box divider for the journaling card–will need to actually *journal* at some point.  TFL!

Scrapbooking, Seasonal/Holiday, Silhouette SD, Single Photo, UFOs

LO: Is That YOU, Santa?

A little out of season, but oh, well.  This was a UFO I first blogged about here. I finished it a few months ago as I started cleaning out our guest room/my scrap room to turn it into Baby Girl’s nursery.  (Ummmm, it’s still a huge mess and not even remotely set up for her yet…)

The title is a Silhouette cut, as is the snowflake flourish.  I backed the cutout “YOU” of the title with vellum so you can see bits and pieces of all the fun layers.  I used an older BG collection, and layered tags (kind of like Christmas gift tags, I thought) underneath.

Some simple accenting with misting and stamping, brads and tabs, and voila, this UFO was finally finished! And now, finally blogged!  LOL  TFL!

Multiphoto, Scrapbooking, Silhouette SD

LO: Life Lesson #1

Balloons don’t last forever…  :-(

Journaling reads, “You absolutely loved the balloon they gave you at Lambert’s.  You had the best time playing with it, batting it, shaking it…  You had only had mylar balloons before, which died a slow, shrinking death, so as this one drooped lower to the floor, I wondered if you were going to be able to pop it.  Just as I had the thought, what should happen…  but as you played with it…  POP!  I was worried you would be really scared by it, but no…  you just gave a little gasp, and then chattered up a storm to what was left of it. So cute.”

Used Silhouette cuts for the title, balloons, and popped balloons.  Doubled with some gray for a shadow effect.  Twine and buttons reinforced the theme, too.  I ran one balloon through my CB with an embossing folder to give it some texture, and popped the popped balloon up on some dimensional adhesive.  TFL!


LO: P.S., I Love You

Just a couple of random pics of T, outside the Nelson Atkins Art Museum quite a few summers ago.  Combined Silhouette cuts with stamping for the title and journaling.  The heart in a circle is a stamp–I just stamped it twice and popped the heart up on foam dots.  I also dragged the cutout heart across an inkpad to ‘color’ it. The little yellow brackets are very old QK diecuts someone RAKed me YEARS AGO. :-)  tfl!

Baby Baby, Multiphoto, Scrapbooking, Two Page Layouts

LO: Meeting the Grandparents

OK, so that’s not technically what this layout is titled. But it is what the layout is about! ;-)  This is a two-page layout, with four photos–one photo each as grandparents held Baby Girl for the first time. Journaling reads, “Your grandparents just could not wait to meet you, baby girl.  Papa, Granny, Grandpa, and Grandma got to KC as quickly as they could the day you were born, and spent all day holding you.”

Used up some big, gold chipboard letters for that title–and figured out just how many vowels we crammed into her name!  The butterfly stickers were very old, and received the pop-dot treatment after being dusted with baby powder on the back.  Gold mist, fussy-cut hexagons, and sequins were scattered to move your eye across the page.  Stamping and heat embossing were used to create a visual triangle of captions.  Finally, a custom journaling block was built using graph paper, MME trim, and more stamping.  TFL!